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that point, within the last day or two, to go, as we think, to Washington. Luna. Norfolk, August 9th, 1861. It has been stated in the newspapers that Gen. Wool had been ordered to take command of the Federal forces in and around Old Point. Somehow or other, Wool has gotten up the reputation of being a "fighting man." How he earned this name, or when, or where, I am unable to tell. But certain it is, that the announcement that he was coming to Old Point has greatly raised the sOld Point has greatly raised the spirit of our troops. It is hoped that he may feel himself called upon to retrieve the fallen fortunes of his section, by setting a few squadrons on our shores Should he do so, look out for Manassas No. 2 I regret to announce the burning of the town of Hampton, located about 2½ miles from Fortress Monroe. It was a snug, cozy, homelike looking village; the Main street, in summer, presenting the appearance of a long arbour, from the dense foliage which lined the sides and met over-head alon
From Norfolk. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, August 10th, 1861. Two large steamers were anchored between Old Point and the Rip Raps yesterday. One steamer was off the News, and everything perfectly quiet. The Rip Raps is said to look much larger in size than before, which doubtless accounts for several new buildings being erected on it. We have been informed of the capture of another prize off Hatteras, with a fine lot of lumber and mahogany. She was captured on Sunday last and is valuable. We regret exceedingly to learn of a distressing accident at the Gosport Yard, yesterday afternoon. A gentleman by the name of Brown had his two arms cut off by some machinery, before any assistance could be rendered. A portion of his side or chest was most horribly lacerated. Death put an end to his sufferings last night. He was a resident of Portsmouth. A large number of negro laborers who have been at work on our various points of defence, leave
of the Northern Associated Press communicates the following: Fortress Monroe, Aug. 6.--General Butler returned to Old Point this morning. Nothing has yet transpired as to his remaining here, but it is understood that the Federal army at Fortr Lieut. Crosby, who conducted the successful expedition to Accomac and Northampton, on the Eastern Shore, will leave Old Point in the morning with an effective force for a similar purpose. The sailing frigate Savannah is being towed up the Rith fruit. The names of the privateers are the "Gordon," the "Coffee," side-wheel steamer formerly running between Old Point and Norfolk; steamer Marion, formerly a Wilmington tug-boat; and schooner York, a Norfolk pilot-boat. All of them are vessel doing any efficient service against them. During all this time, several gun-boats have been quietly anchored at Old Point. The frigate Wabash has arrived from off Charleston, for coal and water, having been relieved by the Roanoke. She